Postgame Quotes - November 16, 2012
Pistons vs MagicDetroit: Lawrence Frank | Kyle Singler
Orlando: Doug Collins | Jameer Nelson | Glen Davis
Pistons Coach Lawrence Frank
(On fourth quarter and second half): "We scored 31 points in the fourth quarter, score 106 points and lose? Completely opposite of what we did in Philadelphia. (Giving up) 110 points is just not going to get it done. I guess we need these lessons to remind us what it's going to take to win."
(On defense): "You could see where this game was headed. We were scoring and had a good flow, but we weren't guarding anyone. It catches up to you and you could see it early where the game was going. Very, very disappointing. If we're going to lose, we have to lose on our terms, and that's why we are where we're at right now, because we haven't consistently established our terms. We've learned that a shootout probably isn't going to be the best thing for us, and the one win we have, we locked in and scored off of our defense as opposed to relying on just offense. You score 31 points in the fourth quarter, and what is it, 25 in the third, you should win the game."
Pistons Forward Kyle Singler
(On tonight’s loss): “Late in the game we started trading baskets with them. We didn’t play with the confidence that we needed to. You have to give Orlando credit. They made shots at the end of the game to win.”
(On following last game’s defensive performance with tonight’s defense): “It’s just a let up of concentration and focus. It’s something that we have to correct. We’ve shown that we can be a good defensive team. We just need to put forth the right amount of effort.”
(On the loss sticking): “Every loss is tough. It’s going to stick with us. It’s disappointing having a game like that, that we felt like we had in control, slip away. We just have to take advantage of those games where we have the opportunity to win.”
(On late three-pointer by J.J. Redick): “I felt the screen coming. I didn’t really know what side the screen was going to come from. I misread it and he went the other way. I got hit with a good screen and it was a good shot by him.”
Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn
(On win): “That was great team win. We were down 10 at one point, had our second unit in, brought it back to four, Josh (McRoberts) gets a lob, Andrew (Nicholson) made some shots for us, and great team win. We gave our starters some rest and they came in and played extremely well.”
(On third quarter run): “We made stops, that was the thing. We knew if we made stops we could get out and get a good look on the offensive end. There was a great ability for us to concentrate and get stops down the stretch.”
(On J.J. Redick’s late three point shot): “Great shot. He is a guy that when he shoots I think its going in every single time. That is great confidence to have in him. He deserves to make shots.”
Magic Guard Jameer Nelson
(On win): “It was big for us to win a game down the stretch like that. To be down 10 or 13 points late in the game in the second half and to get stops. I know we can do it, we just had to do it."
(On team play): “We had to be more aggressive. We have to do everything harder on defense."
(On leadership): "It is easier to do when you're playing that way guys can see what you are doing and obviously they know I can lead. I've been in the league long enough to know how to do it."
Magic Forward Glen Davis
(On win): “It felt great for our team. We have been battling injuries. To have Jameer (Nelson) back and help us get this win is big. Also, for the confidence of our team. Guys like Nik (Nikola Vucevic) and young guys really played well today and finished the game strong.”
(On Jameer Nelson): “You see he had 10 assists. That’s big for a guy who can also score. He hit big shots. That is the way he plays. Quick jumpers when he is feeling good and he is a leader also.”
(On playing hard down the stretch): “As a leader I have to do more. I have to get every rebound and be in every play. In order for us to win I feel I have to and I did not want to lose this game.”